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Re: [O] [PATCH] Implement history facility for org-occur searches

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [O] [PATCH] Implement history facility for org-occur searches
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 20:16:19 +0200

On 10.10.2011, at 09:47, suvayu ali wrote:

> Hi Carsten,
> Sorry, I somehow missed this email.
> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 9:54 AM, Carsten Dominik
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi Suvayu,
>> could you describe your use case for this addition?  When would you need
>> this above calling org-occur again and using the minibuffer
>> history to repeat your search?
> My use case was to easily traverse through a sequence of sparse-tree
> searches. Something that I thought might be useful when searching in a
> large file. My implementation is probably very suboptimal. I was
> hoping to find a way to take a "snapshot" of a sparse tree view, and
> then "undo" or "redo" a sparse tree view. By undo/redo I mean
> restoring the visibility states of the trees and the highlighted
> search text. However I couldn't find a way to get the "snapshot", so I
> tried repeating the searches to achieve a similar result.

We do have support for storing and setting outline visibility:

Take a look at the functions


and at the macro 


which uses the two functions described above.

If the searches are always the same, you might want to define them
as custom agenda commands.

> I have had time to think since I submitted the patch, maybe its
> something very specific to how I use org and is probably more
> appropriate as a local modification and not for inclusion in org (at
> least not in its current form).

OK, I will mark it rejected, feel free to come back when you have
something convincing (not only for us, but also convincing for you!) :)

- Carsten

>> - Carsten
> Thanks a lot.
> -- 
> Suvayu
> Open source is the future. It sets us free.

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